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Jul 25, 2011 4:00am PDT
transition from nato to afghan troops is under way. the next province in line includes capital of kabul. seth doane took a look at the streets. >> reporter: in kabul, even when danger isn't apparent, reminders of it are everywhere. many westerners like us work in guarded compounds, walled off from the bustling streets of the capital. we're told not to spend more than 10 or 15 minutes, for instance, in a market like this one, because we just attract too much attention. the fear, of course, is car bombs or kidnappers. baking in an oven, abdul tells us, safety is always on his mind. what do you worry about? i'm worried about the explosions, he says. suicide bombers are killing a lot of innocent people. in fact, attacks against afghan civilians are up 15% in the last six months. with nearly 1500 killed since january. even something as simple as a trip to the grocery store here in kabul is much more complicated. here at this market, they wand you, they check for weapons, and someone monitors through the door here. that's because in january a suicide bomber killed 14 at the supermarket, popul
Jul 10, 2011 11:30am EDT
of 2009 and last year i was there for the july for the kabul conference and i was there in december about seven months pregnant working on maternal health stories. >> host: that wasn't a great way to engage with the women because of common experience. now your career as a political television producer for abc. how did you make the transition from that to writing this book? >> guest: very carefully. [laughter] i left abc, and i left abc. you've had a lot of my former boss is on and i know your colleagues at c-span since i was watching, and i left because i knew that there were so many stories i wanted to do that i wouldn't get to do the way the news places were going, and i really care that economic development stories and under told stories, and the stories of the women in war or just almost never told. if i save war story you think about the west which are all the incredible books but the lead out so many people. and these women are the ones who make sure there's a community to go back to when the war is over. >> host: and is camilla her real name? were you able to tell the details
Jul 4, 2011 4:30am EDT
kabul sunday, republican senators john mccain and lindsey graham called the strategy too risky and say it could put both american troops and the plan in jeopardy. the plan calls for pulling out 10,000 troops by the end of this year with another 23,000 gone by the end of next summer. >> i hope that it will work out but it certainly deprives us of the necessary troops that we need for the second fighting season. >> the obama administration is standing by its plan saying successes on the ground especially the killing of osama bin laden have made it possible. >> al qaeda is under more pressure than at any time since 9/11. >> reporter: still this deadly taliban raid on a hotel in kabul last week shows insurgents aren't willing to go quietly. >> if we don't succeed here and the taliban comes back into power we'll be attacked again. >> reporter: while the debate continues, american troops are carrying on with their mission preparing to hand over security back to the afghan people, the drawdown is set to begin this month. terrell, some initial diplomatic moves have been made to jumpstart peace
Jul 17, 2011 2:00pm EDT
assassinated in his home west of kabul today. this man is the former of the province and a key ally of the karzai government. now, as you say, this is the second one in just a few days. of course, earlier the half-brother was assassinated in kandahar, southern afghanistan. all of this comes, of course, as we are seeing the first u.s. troops begin to come home from the war zone. we are seeing the beginning of the turnover to afghan security control in afghanistan and tomorrow general david petraeus scheduled to give up his command to the next general coming in from the united states to command the war. things are moving very rapidly in afghanistan but the security situation certainly remains very tenuous. fred? >> barbara starr in washington, thanks so much. let's go to kabul where we find david. what are you learning about this assassination? >> reporter: >> all right. it looks like we still need to work on audio problems there. we'll try to check back in with david ariosto when we can from kabul. >>> in the meantime, on to london, rebeka brooks was taken into police custody in connection
Jul 2, 2011 6:00pm EDT
luxury hotel in kabul. an american who was there, having dinner with his family hen it all unfolded, had his cam are in hand. and tonight, he shows abc's's nk schifrin, what he captured. >> reporter: it started as a serene tuesday night in kabul. ali omar, that's him there, filmed his family joking around. they sat outside the intercontinental hotel. >> by the poolside, having dinner. >> reporter: then, the shots started. first, in the distance. then, a little closer. and then, just as that police officer there, is walking away. >> they killed him. up close. after they hit him, they turned around, just started spraying. >> reporter: ali runs throughgh the dark. still filming. >> i said my prayers. if i die, i die. i'm watching the guy. he's just shooting in the crowd. i'm staring at him. if i can see him, he can see me. i ran and jumped the wall. there were about 16 of us on the other sid. >> reporter: they waited there. that's his father. that's his cousin. nobody helped him. >> the cops that were there, they weren't helping nobody. they have machine guns in their hand. does your g
Jul 19, 2011 10:00pm PDT
campaign trail. defense secretary robert gates happened to be in kabul that day. he faced questions about civilian casualties, but maintained that a key insurgent had been killed. >> this is an individual who was responsible for organizing and orchestrating a number of attacks here in kabul and in northern afghanistan. this is the first that i had heard that civilians may have been killed, and we will certainly look into that. >> narrator: the military conducted a review of the operation. ten days later, a press release was issued. it said that the attack was "selective, surgical, and legitimate," but that the military "could not rule out the possibility of civilian casualties." we traveled to the remote corner of afghanistan where the strike took place and met with a group of survivors. ihsanullah is a schoolteacher who was there that day. >> narrator: these home videos show some of the election workers out campaigning. for some of their journey before the strike, they had a police escort, out of concern that the taliban might attack them. >> narrator: ihsanullah told us how two ex
Jul 28, 2011 6:30pm EDT
kabul. >> reporter: it was two years ago when fawzia koofi wrote this troubling message to her daughters. "maybe today is the day i will die." >> reporter: her now published farewell letter was written because, as an outspoken member of parliament in afghanistan, koofi's atarget of the taliban. right now i think the terrorist acts are the biggest threat for me and for others. for me more because i talk against them. >> reporter: her father, also in parliament, was assassinated. as were three of her brothers. you're willing to die for your job for this country? >> we will die one day. i think the pride would be if you die paving the way for others, we're leaving something behind. if i'm afraid that i will die and i don't do anything, then who will take this country? >> reporter: targeting killings in afghanistan are up more than 100% since 2009 according to the united nations. is anyone safe in afghanistan? really safe? >> well, not... we can't say that anyone is safe in this country. >> reporter: mar rown mir runs the afghan center for policy studies. >> they have decided not to face the
Jul 9, 2011 5:30pm PDT
. >> reporter: in kabul the military's leader of the u.s. war in afghanistan, general david petraeus agreed. >> al qaeda's senior leadership is lessÑi capable of threatenin targets anywhere. >> reporter: panetta said recent intelligence h ayman al zawahiri is believed holed up in the western tribal regions of pakistan. he also revealed that up to 20 top al qaeda leaders from pakistan, yemen, and somalia were identified from laden's compound and are now on america's target list. topping that list, american-born clericÑi anwar al awlaki, leade of al qaeda in yemen, considered the greatest terrorist threat to the united states, the so-called christmas day bomber, was trained and equipped by al qaeda in yemen. panetta confirmed today that the cia has joined the u.s. military in launching air strikes aimed at taking out the leadership of al qaeda in yemen and warned the u.s. must remain relentless in pursuit of al qaeda. >> i think now is the moment, now is the moment, following what happened with bin laden to put maximum pressure on them because i do believe that if we continue this ef
Jul 13, 2011 6:30pm EDT
kabul, here is the report. >> it was an emotional moment for president hamid karzai. burying his half-brother a day after his shocking killing. ahmad wali karzai was laid to rest here, at his ancestral village in kandahar. afterwards, a plea from the president to those behind his death. >> my message for them is, my countrymen, my brothers, stop killing your own people. it is easy to kill, and everyone can do it. but the real man is the one you can save people's lives. >> the funeral drew many. top members of the afghan government, pashtun tribesmen, and ordinary citizens, all here for a last glimpse of one of afghanistan's most powerful men. and even at the funeral, a bomb targeted the governor of helmand as he made his way to the ceremony. he escaped unhurt, but four policemen were injured. it is a grim reminder of the tense situation that is unfolding in the aftermath of mr. karzai's death. already questions are being raised on the manner in which he was killed and who could have carried it out. ahmad wali karzai was seen by many as someone who could come to the taliban, especially
Jul 12, 2011 7:00am EDT
contagion hit shares across the eurozone. hello. it is 7:00 a.m. in washington, 3:30 in kabul, and midday in the uk, where the former british prime minister, gordon brown, has been speaking about his shot over allegations that two newspapers used underhand means to obtain financial and medical records relating to his family. mr. brown, whose youngest son, fraser, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, spoke exclusively about the allegations that he was targeted. >> i have never, never talked about my son or wanted to talk about my two sons and my late daughter in public. i have always been reluctant. i have never thought it was right that the private lives of young children growing up, who i want to have an ordinary life, should be paraded across the media. i have always sought to keep them from that, and the record will show that is exactly what i did, despite people wanting to have all sorts of stories about their private life and the family's private life. i have never talked about my son's medical condition before, never talked publicly about his medical condition. >> but we are at a point
Jul 12, 2011 5:00am EDT
joins us from kabul. quentin, not the first attempt on his life, but what more can you tell us? >> he was killed by his longtime friend, a trusted head of security. killed by 2 gunshot wounds earlier this morning. the taliban has said that they carried out the attack. they have been successful and kandahar at assassinating leaders in the past year. the talibsaan say this is one of their biggest achievements in 10 years of war. i was speaking to a u.s. official who said she was a controversial official. they knew about the allegations of drug dealing. as a result of his death, there are worries about what might happen in kandahar. >> does it change karzai's position of strength? >> he was a key figure in the fight against the taliban. not just for the afghan government. he was in kabul a few weeks ago trying to negotiate the next governor of the province. was not that long ago the american ambassador met with ahmad wali karzai. ahmad wali karzai he was realist, a tough man, a man whose tentacles spread far and wide. she was aware of the threat to him. >> the taliban issued letters to m
Jul 29, 2011 4:00am PDT
turbans. there are checkpoints all across kabul, it's common to pull people out of vehicles, to frisk them, to search the vehicles themselves. as you can see, it's incredibly uncommon to search under a turban, to remove a turban in public would be considered an insult. an explosive-laden turban killed the kandahar mayor wednesday and just last week, kufi herself was invited to a gathering where two people were killed. have you changed any way that you go about life because of these threats? >> i did a little bit, but you know, when it comes to assassination and planned killing, nothing can protect you. >> reporter: guards stand by her front gate and she admits sometimes she even travels disguised in a burqa. >> i know what i'm doing can make a difference for my future and for my daughter ace future and for other women and children of this country. then it is worth sacrificing our lives. >> reporter: a sacrifice that's become disturbingly familiar here. seth doane, cbs news, kabul. >>> coming up later on "the early show" the latest on the republican struggle in the house to find the vo
Jul 9, 2011 9:00am EDT
secretary of defense, is in afghanistan. pinetta flew into the capital, kabul, and he told reporters on the plane there that al qaeda is on the verge of defeat. the u.s. captured important information about the terrorist group from osama bin laden's compound in may. now is the moment to go after cloudy. we'll have a live report from afghanistan coming up in our next half hour for you. >>> casey anthony making a surprising move just eight days before her release from a florida jail. the 25-year-old was acquitted of murder charges earlier this week. she was convicted of lying to police in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, caylee, back in 2008. let's go live to orlando, nbc's lila luciana. what happened in jail? >> good morning, alex. well, we've heard reports that casey anthony has declined a request for a visit by her mother, cindy anthony. she has not spoken to her family since 2008 while caylee was still missing following her attorney's consents, and she said she did not want to see her mother. cindy anthony had also requested so see her before the trial, but she declined. we don't kno
Jul 6, 2011 7:30am EDT
scandal over the kabul bank, does it mean this problem symbolizes the inability of the afghan government to distance itself from some of the practices which threaten to undermine the afghan economy and international development? can he tell us more about what britain is playing to get britain to take the next step to tackle the crisis and allow the imf to resume proper support? finally let me turn to pakistan. we all accept the long-term stability in afghanistan depends on stability in pakistan. when i met president zadari. like amended the pakistan's security forces in tackling violent extreme as in the northwest of the country but as the prime ministers said the situation in pakistan continues to be serious. there's a danger that the death of osama bin laden which should be welcomed on all sides will not have that effect in pakistan. i asked him there for what steps he has taken for british support of counter-terrorism in pakistan at the heart of our relationship to the pakistan government. we all want to see british troops come home at the earliest opportunity, not least al
Jul 10, 2011 10:00am EDT
is in kabul, afghanistan. he's making strong remarks when it comes to al qaeda and how he wants to continue stamping them out. >> reporter: good morning, thomas. that's absolutely right. on his flight from d.c. to kabul he did speak to reporter on the plane that he was on about al qaeda and said that the strategic defeat of al qaeda was within reach, pointing to the death of osama bin laden, pointing to the information that we were able to retrieve from his compound, including the names of key leaders that they'd like to go after. and he says that this is the time to go after al qaeda. let's listen to what he had to say. >> now is the moment following what happened with bin laden to put maximum pressure on them. because i do believe that if we continue this effort, that we can really cripple al qaeda. >> reporter: al qaeda aside, this is afghanistan. he's on his first trip as secretary of defense. the big problem here is actually the taliban and the growing insurgency within the country. he was able to meet in kabul with afghan officials. hamid karzai as well as military commanders
Jul 14, 2011 8:30am PDT
was one of the fishermen that was caught out in the kabul area. i said that we would call the account the general in mexico. so we immediately made a call, asked the mexican consulate to ask the mexican government to continue the search. do not stop. do everything you can. the weather is warm. people have relationships. i did not know that. i was reading the news like you, and all the sudden, a friend says, i have a relative there. can you plead with the government? i never expected to do that. but here he is, a resident asking for help. so we called the mexican consulate. they were transmitting information, the request. so it is things like that that you never expect. every day there is a challenge. if it reflects things that we can do, we will do it. ok. thank you very much. i hope this was helpful.
Jul 2, 2011 11:30pm PDT
regresar le diremos cuÁnto le tomarÁ a unos dominicanos llevar su mensaje de paz. en kabul salen a protestar contra la violencia en afganistÁn. tambiÉn le contaremos, terminÓ la celebraciÓn de la boda del principio de mÓnaco. volvemos. >> llevar un singular mensaje de paz a la humanidad le tomarÁ a un dominicano 30 aÑos. serÁ el lienzo mÁs grande que se habrÁ pintado en la historia. salvador castellanos nos explica en quÉ consiste la obra. >> el artista estÁ recorriendo el mundo para que ricos y pobres, poderosos y dÉbiles, en unidad, participen de la creaciÓn de una singular obra de arte. >> hay que darle voz a la gente que no tienen. >> algo que pretende lograr capturando impresiones de las manos, y a veces velÁzquez, de un millÓn de personas en 190 paÍses. >> se llegaran 900 paneles para lograr el lienzo mÁs grande que se haya pintado. >> mezcla de arte, denuncia y llamado a la unidad e igualdad de la humanidad. >> en una aldea africana, o en un pueblo de surfistas, el artista predica un mensaje de paz a los que dejan su huella en el lienzo y son colocadas en e
Jul 12, 2011 6:30pm EDT
. according to a u.s. official, he was too valuable. here in kabul, the have lost a strong man in the fight against the taliban in the south. >> for more on to de's assassination and the power vacuum believes, we have a former executive for "the washington post." >> a key strong men in this area has been ahmad wali karzai. a few days ago i was talking to the senior coalition man in kandahar. he has been such a problem for the u.s. and the coalition, a corrupt warlord. he was the key to bringing tribal leaders in to some stability. >> it backs the question, why does the qatada and kill those that work so closely with them? -- taliban kill those that work so closely with them? >> it is possible that there is some feud that we do know about. the assassin of was an elder from his village. this could be a very complicated dispute. one factor has been knocked away. >> it raises the challenges of trying to create stability in this area. will it have any affect on plans to withdraw u.s. troops? >> no. it will show the effects of the u.s. and the coalition allies throughout the area. many prom
Jul 7, 2011 2:00am EDT
officers to kabul on a permanent basis? >> i had the honor of meeting with the speaker of the afghan parliament. as i understand ther are going to be good and strong relations between this parliament and the afghan parliament which is beginning to establish itself. i leave decisions for the mr. speaker wants to do to mr. speaker. >> i welcome the prime minister's comments about afghanistan but i wonder if he could update the house on what progress is made in schooling and how far we progressed in education and where that leads us now. >> the hon. gentleman asks a good question. i will write to him >> while the british house of commons is incense and we bring to the prime minister's questions wednesday at 7:00 a.m. eastern and sunday at 9:00 p.m. eastern and pacific on c-span. you can also view our coverage any time by visiting >> coming up next, president obama holds a twitter town hall meeting. senate republicans democrats discussed negotiations over the budget. >> mission control, a houston. >> roger, discovery. >> nasa is on schedule for the final launch of atlantis. l
Jul 18, 2011 11:00pm EDT
oficialmente su cargo al general norteamericano, la transferencia ha tenido lugar en kabul, deja la jefatura para asumir la dirección del agencia central de inteligencia mejor conocida como cia torre - >> muy buenas noches y gracias por acompañarnos en otra jornada informativa de no hacemos una pausa pero cuando regresemos nos espera el segmento enlace legal donde un no se explican cómo las personas con maltrato. >>las personas que cumplen maltrato criminal pueden recibir una visa que les permita vivir en ese país permanentemente, nuestro abogado, nos lo explica en enlace legal. solicitante debe haber sufrido abuso físico o sexual como delito cometido en su contra, debe tener información concerniente al crimen, debe haber cooperado desea cooperar en el futuro la investigación y procesamiento de dicho crimen el acto criminal debe haber violado leyes de los estados unidos o haber sido en estados unidos, notó los crímenes desacuerdo por esta ley, el solicitante tiene que demostrar que él o ella fue dick lima o testigo de asesinato, violación, tortura, explotación sexual, y
Jul 18, 2011 7:00am EDT
in kabul. it is clear that there are many challenges. his successor is under no illusion that the job ahead will be very difficult. >> of course, the transition, the handover between forces, there is not much confidence in this, many feel. >> it is a tricky process. you will have several thousand american troops leaving afghanistan, trained for the role. in many parts of the country the actual role is prepared by police forces and officials. these people are seen as slightly bolder rubble. people who may not be able to have the ability to stave off the challenges that others can hold. >> thank you for keeping us up to date. still to come, united in wanting to save greece and the euro, can a single currency solve the differences in time for thursday's summit? a sticky problem in northern france. trying to clear tons of toxic c. wade that has accumulated once again on the beaches of italy. the problem is caused by organizers -- caused by washing ashore. keith has the story. >> every year it builds up in the water and washes onto the land. tons of it. this summer it is worse than ever. a
Jul 1, 2011 6:30pm EDT
our first look tonight at grizzly new images from inside that luxury hotel in kabul, swarmed by suicide bombers who went on that deadly attack. in an abc news exclusive, nick schifrin tonight takes us inside. >> reporter: abc news filmed the first images from inside the intercontinental. the attackers blew themselves up in bedrooms, in stairwells, in the hallway. the top floor, completely destroyed by fire. on the roof, a massive firefight. the attackers brought bags full of red bull and water so they could fight for hours. for the first time, a senior afghan police official admitted to abc news that his men wouldn't have retaken the hotel without the help of these nato special forces. later this month, afghan forces are supposed to take responsibility for security in parts of the country. but their response to this attack raises questions about whether they're ready. nick schifrin, abc news, kabul. >> nick, our thanks to you. >>> and it's those images that haha authorities on high alert this fourth. combine that with documents found inside osama bin laden's compound, revealing
Jul 4, 2011 7:00pm EDT
clark spoke with him today in kabul about the way forward in afghanistan. >> reporter: the last days of general david petraeus's command have been marked by two major events: the president's decision to begin withdrawing u.s. forces and days later an audacious attack on one of kabul's most important hotels. general petraeus told us the assault should not be seen as a setback. do you really think that the afghan security forces are ready if they can't protect a major hotel in the cap all? >> i can tell you that our special forces who were sporp not leading and not doing-- for the afghan forces who saw the crisis response unit said that they responded very courageously. in fact, that they took the loss of life with the wounded in action i think underscores that fact. >> reporter: but the training of afghan forces is uneven at best. witnesses at the hotel told us some afghan police ran away from the suicide assault. time for training afghan forces will soon be running out. president obama plans to withdraw about one-third of u.s. forces in little more than a year. it's no secret that yo
Jul 3, 2011 6:00pm PDT
history to his work in kabul. >> they are not quite sure whether i'm a father figure or grandfather figure. >> reporter: and what does he take away from the experience? >> i carry with me mostly an appreciate for the incredible sacrifice that i see among the young people here and the real dedication, the love of country. it's an opportunity to come back and sort of pay back a little bit to your country. >> reporter: dr. burrston is a volunteer with the reserves this is his fourth tour since 2005, two in iraq and two in afghanistan. he joined the army back in 1955 but never saw combat, missing korea and vietnam. he was out of uniform for 26 years and says the nature of war has changed dramatically in that time. >> this is a complicated war. and we're in a situation where troops communicate with home every day. they get e-mails every day. they get text messages and cell phone messages. they live in two worlds. >> reporter: dr. burson says this may be his last tour but he's really not so sure hinting that in two year's time will have forgotten the hardship and be ready to jump back in.
Jul 10, 2011 9:00am EDT
with american military leaders and afghan officials. nbc's atia abawi is in kabul this morning. bring us up to speed on what leon panetta is saying that al qaeda is basically on the run and close to being completely stamped out. >> reporter: good morning, thomas. the new secretary of defense's first trip as the defense secretary here in afghanistan, prior to arriving he talked to reporters on the plane about how he feels alg al qaeda is going right now, the war against terror. he says the strategic defeat of al qaeda is within reach, primarily pointing the the death of bin laden, the information they got from the compound including names of different key al qaeda leaders. he says this is the time to actually end the war with al qaeda. let's listen to what he had to say. >> now is the moment following what happened with bin laden, to put maximum pressure on them because i do believe that, if we continue this effort, that we can really cripple al qaeda. >> reporter: al qaeda aside, leon panetta arrived in afghanistan yesterday making his way to kabul, first meeting his counterpar
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Jul 21, 2011 7:00pm EDT
million per day may be leaving can kabul. that's $3 billion a year. the u.s. has spent more than 70 billion on afghanistan over the past decade and investigators say there is no way to know how much of that cash ended up in the hands of the taliban militants who were trying to kill our troops. $10 million a day lost somewhere. jen griffin live at the pentagon. how could this happen? >> well, it happened right under the noses of the afghan authorities and the u.s. authorities. the u.s. had tried to get the afghans to start cracking down, checking the suitcases of at the kabul international airport. when they did, the just started driving on to the tarmac up to the planes with the money in their suitcases, according to this report. now afghan authorities won't allow u.s. officials into the v.i.p. area at the kabul airport to help them screen and that's not all. this is from the audit, quote: limited afghanistan cooperation has negatively programs to strengthen financial sector and address money laundering and paris financing. 21 leads forwarded by the only four were
Jul 5, 2011 8:00am EDT
, their clients in kabul continued to hold on until after 1992 there was the famous civil war which then brought the taliban to power. so we do not want in any way to intervene in the internal afghan process. it has to be an afghan-led process. we are very closely in contact with the afghan leadership, president karzai has visited pakistan recently, our leaders have continuously engaged with the leadership in kabul and in afghanistan. and the united states, afghanistan and pakistan formed a core group in which we will then slowly engage others. why has afghanistan been so difficult? one minute for me to play professor haqqani instead of ambassador haqqani. history. when the soviets left, a lot of regional powers ended up adopting the different factions of the armed groups in afghanistan that had been created primarily to fight the soviet union. the americans went, created a vacuum. but some groups were adopted by iran, some by the russians and, subsequently, the central asian states, some by our eastern neighbor, india, and some by pakistan. you ended up with having different groups
Jul 17, 2011 10:00am EDT
that is trying to support the karzai government in kabul. let's try to understand why he was such a crucial figure. it provides a window into understanding the future of afghanistan. amid wally carsi karzai was rut with troops not supporting his brother, cutting them off from any aid. he gave the american and brid tisch forces information on hostile tribes, provided crucial intelligence on key groups and militants. he was the first afghan leader to begin talking with the taliban about ceasefires and their entry in the government. in other words, he was a practical deal maker. now, he was famous in the west or notorious for the corruption that surrounded him. but corruption surrounded all of the billions of dollars in american and western military aid and spending being brought into afghanistan. everyone in afghanistan was corrupt. amid karzai was an ally and effective deal maker. a journalist recalls he was a wheeler dealer in the classic afghan mode. but if tefs a rogue, he was a loveable rogue who charmed you, one way of doing political business in afghanistan. karzai's death remi
Jul 6, 2011 10:00am EDT
and just eight days ago when a major hotel was attacked in kabul, they dealt with the situation. this was a major sophisticated attack. the afghan forces dealt with it professionally and speededly, only calling on assistance with a nato officer to deal with the insurgents on the roof. as general petraeus stressed to me, they equipped themselves extremely well. it's this capability which allows us over time to hand over control of security to afghan forces and drawdown our own numbers. mr. speaker, we remain committed to the objective shared by president karzai and the whole of nato that afghan should assume lead security responsibility across the country as a whole at the end of 2014. last month president obama announced that the u.s. will drawdown 10,000 of its forces from afghanistan by the end of this year and mr. complete the removal of the u.s. surge, some 33,000, by the end of the summer next year. now, at the time of the u.s. surge, the u.k. increased its core force levels by an extra 500. for our part, i have already said we'll withdrawal 500 u.k. personnel by february 1
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